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Sightings Log Archive: April 1999 - June 1999

Date: 6/30/99
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: Lynnete

Birding in the evening found one Ring-billed Gull on the beach and Whip-poor Wills in the camp sight area on the North side of the park.

Date: 29 June 1999
Location: Spring Valley Wildlife Area
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders:

2 Least Bittern 1 Marsh Wern 2 Swamp Sparrow and 1 singing White-throated Sparrow.

Date: June 29, 1999
Location: Northern Kentucky University
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

This afternoon, while visiting NKU campus, I saw a COMMON NIGHTHAWK flying around the flat gravel rooftop of the University Center building. There are many flat gravel rooftops on campus but this is the first time that I have witnessed a nighthawk on campus.

Date: June 27, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds & Miami Whitewater
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

Gilmore: white-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, prothonotary warbler, Red-tailed Hawk

Miami Whitewater Wetlands: 3 Hooded Mergansers, 10+ Wood Duck, 2 Dickcissel, 1 Grasshopper Sparrow, 1 Yellow Warbler

Miami Whitewater Forest (Bowles Woods): 1 Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Cerulean & Hooded Warblers, Great Crested Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Towhee, Red eyed & Yellow-throated Vireo.

Date: 24 June 1999
Location: Morrow
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders: Kevin Kellner

1 Immature Bald Eagle over the Little Miami River near the BFI landfill in Warren Co.

Date: 06-23-99
Location: MWF Bowles Woods Area
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I found a Brown Creeper at Miami Whitewater Forest this morning.
There is also a Singing Black and White Warbler in my MAPS study plot located in the Bowles Woods area.

Date: 6/23/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

3 g c cormorants, 3 black vultures - by 275 bridge over the Ohio

Date: 6/18/99
Location: 800 Broadway
Reporter: Lori Brumbaugh
Other Birders: Bob Stuart etal

We have been watching a pair of kestrals and their fledgings from the 800 building for the second year in a row. Last year they nested in an overhang two buildings down. We watched the fledgings on the roof of the building right beside us. In fact, two pair of binos were in constant use by all. This year they left the nest about two weeks later than last year and can be watched learning to hunt mice on the sixth floor roof. There are 2 or 3 youngins this year and nested somewhere above the ninth floor. It's a real treat to watch them during a hard day.

Date: June 18, 1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: none

Birding at the swimming beach I spotted 5 Ring-billed Gulls feeding on the beach. After not having seen gulls in the park for several months I was surprised to see adults there. What direction where they headed? Has the migration south started?

Date: June 12, 1999; 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Carl Eastwood

Prothonotary Warbler-2, singing, South Pond (?) near boardwalk/overlook

Date: June 16, 1999
Location: Winton Woods
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Pine Warbler singing briefly at about 1:00 pm across the road from entrance to campground. There is a possibility that there was an adult bird with a mobile fledgling still being feed. While at a company picnic in the park and during a post lunch walk, I encountered an adult bird, about the right size for Pine Warbler and with a warbler bill, and a fledgling following the adult in the pine stand on the right along Lakeview Drive just before the campground entrance. (Didn't have my binoculars!! Wouldn't you know!!) Both birds flew across the road into the woods opposite the entrance. In the same location where they disappeared, a Pine Warbler sang briefly twice.

Date: June 13, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Hooded Merganser-3 young birds,still present on first pond on left from parking lot on Baughman road

Date: June 12, 1999; 6:00am - 11:00am
Location: Miami Whitewater
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: Carl Eastwood

Wetland:
Farmroad: E. Meadowlark-3, Dickcissel-4 (singing & seen), Grasshopper Sparrow-6, Horned Lark-1, no Henslow's;
Elsewhere: no Purple Gallinule! Green Heron-2,Great Blue heron-5,Canada goose, Mallard, Wood Duck,Bobwhite, Ruby-thr. Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Flicker, E. Kingbird-2, Willow Flycatcher-5, Tree, Rough-winged and Barn Swallows, Purple Martin-2 (m & f), Carolina Chickadee, House Wren, Mockingbird, Catbird, Brown thrasher-4, E. Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, White-eyed Vireo-1, Warbling Vireo-4, Bell's Vireo-1, Yellow Warbler, C. Yellowthroat, Yellow-br. Chat-2,Red-s. Blackbird, Orchard Oriole-2-3, N. Oriole, Goldfinch, Field Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow.

Parcours & Oakleaf Trails: Cerulean Warler-7-9 (singing, both trails), Ovenbird-3 (2 on Parcours, 1 on Oakleaf), Hooded Warbler-1 (Oakleaf), Kentucky Warbler-1 (Oakleaf),Scarlet Tanager-2, Summer Tanager-1;
Other birds: Belted Kingfisher, Pileated, Red-b., Hairy & Downy Woodpeckers, Great Crested Flycatcher, E. Wood Peewee, C. Chickadee, Wood Thrush, Blue-gr. Gnatcatcher, Yellow-thr. Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo,Indigo Bunting

Date: 6-17
Location: 800 broadway Downtown cinti
Reporter: morris sandvig
Other Birders:

4 Peregrine Falcons

Date: 6/13/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Lance Bastian
Other Birders: My mom

Bell's vireo still singing. Having already seen it, we didn't pay much attention to it. We thought of how ironic it was that we were walking right past a Bell's in Cincinnati!
Anyway, dickcissel and grasshopper sparrow boosted our small-but-growing life list up two species. Missed the Henslow's, but we'll try again!
Also, a female h. merganser with a duckling.

Date: 6/15/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands 10:10am-Noon
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Frank Frick (in part)

Bell's Vireo put on a great show! Lifebird #379 for me! A territorial encounter occurred between the vireo and a female yellow warbler who was defending her nest with young. Another family of yellow warblers was nearby. Also, along the farm lane that crosses the bike path near Oxford Rd. we had 4-5 dickcissels and 4+ grasshopper sparrows. Also the usual birds. A fledgling common yellowthroat was also seen.

Date: 6/15/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands 10:10am-Noon
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Frank Frick (in part)

Bell's Vireo put on a great show! Lifebird #379 for me! A territorial encounter occurred between the vireo and a female yellow warbler who was defending her nest with young. Another family of yellow warblers was nearby. Also, along the farm lane that crosses the bike path near Oxford Rd. we had 4-5 dickcissels and 4+ grasshopper sparrows. Also the usual birds. A fledgling common yellowthroat was also seen.

Date: June 14,1999 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands (where else?)
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

A Least Tern was seen this evening from the observation deck and from the bathouse. It was feeding over the large marsh as well as resting on top of a wood duck box. Other birds seen or heard included 7-8 Dickcissels, 4 Grasshopper Sp.,2 Henslow's,Bell's Vireo, and Hooded Merg. What a great place!!

Date: 6/12/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

I was lucky enough to find the Bell's Vireo singing. Also 4 Dickcissels, 3 Henslow Sparrows, 2 Grasshoppers, 3 GBH's, 1 Green Heron, many Wood Ducks and Mallards and 1 Coot. Other good birds of course but no Gallinule.

Date: 6/12/99
Location: Boone Cliffs and vicinity
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

On Route 20 at the entrance to No. Ky. Aggragates there was a singing Blue Grosbeak. At the Cliffs, 5 Worm-eating Warblers, 4 Hooded Warblers, 2 Ceruleans, 3 Parulas, 3 Ovenbirds,and several Ky. Warblers Redstarts. I also found 7 Wood Thrushes, 2 Scarlet Tanagers, 1 Summer Tanager, a Turkey with 16 young, 2 Great Crested Flycatchers, and several Acadian Flycatchers, Oddly enough I don't recall a Peewee and sadly, no Broadwinged Hawk. Has one been seen there this year?

Date: 6/10/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders: Jim Graham, and Rob. Oxbow field trip

23 Great Blue Herons, 2 Great Egrets, 1 adult Black Crowned Night Heron, 1 Killdeer, Wood Ducks and Mallards, several Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, 2 Prothonatary Warblers, Indigo Buntings, Cat Birds, Yellow Warblers, etc. Not too bad for a
hot summer evening.

Date: June 13, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

2 Woodcock in the woods west of South Pond. (No mosquitoes at Gilmore (!?), yet, but plenty of angry flies.)

Date: June 11,1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands 7:30-9:30am
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Highlights included 7 GBHerons,1 male BWTeal,Hooded Merg,6 Coots, lots of Willow Flycatchers,at least 7 Dickcissels, 6+ Grasshopper Sp., 3-4 Henslow's Sparrows,both Orioles, 2 Summer tanagers, 4 YB Chats,but I missed the Bell's Vireo
Just out of curiosity---when was the Purple Gallinule last seen?

Date: 6/7/99
Location: UC - Clermont Campus, Batavia
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: Jan Carter, many others

Flushed 1 American Woodcock. Hovered above our heads, did not leave area >50 ft., (probable nesting habitat) possible nest?

Date: 6/7/99
Location: UC - Clermont Campus, Batavia
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: Jan Carter, many others

Flushed 1 American Woodcock. Hovered above our heads, did not leave area >50 ft., (probable nesting habitat) possible nest?

Date: Sunday, June 6, 1999
Location: Miami-Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Neill Cade, Hank Armstrong (in part)

1 Blue-winged Teal male, Hooded Merganser female with three chicks (now about half grown), several Northern Bobwhite, 1 adult male Red-headed Woodpecker (at the bat house; I checked the grove where they used to be found, without success), 1 Alder Flycatcher, 7 Willow Flycatchers, Bell's Vireo (Neill and Hank), Purple Martins, 2 Cedar Waxwing nests, Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels, Baltimore Oriole nest hanging over the trail just west of the bat house.

Date: 6 Jun 99
Location: West Carrollton
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders: Steve Pelikan

While running a BBS route we detected 3 or 4 singing Dickcissels on the northwest corner of Hemple Road and Rt. 4 (this is around 3 mi. nw of West Carrollton, Montgomery County, OH).

Date: June 8, 1999, approx. 9:10 pm to 9:50 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Henslow's Sp. & Dickcissel update: This is a follow-up to Paul Wharton's report of 6/5/99. I thought Paul had a great idea to try a visit at dusk, so I did. I arrived at Shaker Marsh at about 9:10 pm. Due to the cloud cover, it got dark faster than I expected, so darkness shortened my visit. Spent no time at the marsh.

Grasshopper Sparrow: 6-8 singing and "twittering". This was north on the bike trail beyond the left bend after the entry path to the observation platform and along the short grass and weedy field on the left from the last clump of trees to the farm road as well as on the farm road to the tractor.

Henslow's Sparrow: 2, At least two singing along the farm road in the short grass and weedy field to the left going west, but mostly close to the tractor.

Dickcissel: 2, At least two singing, in the field to the left of the farm road going west in the vicinity of the tractor and beyond the tractor to the marsh.

The usual birds singing: Willow Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-br. Chat, Indigo Bunting, etc....ticks and mosquitos as Paul reported!!

Date: June 6, 1999
Location: Great Miami River in Dayton across from Carrillon Park
Reporter: Denis Conover
Other Birders:

Saw 2 American egrets and 2 swans (couldn't see them well enough to identify species).

Date: June 5, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders:

Located 1 Woodcock in the woods near South Pond while working on the Gilmore Ponds breeding bird survey. I couldn't find a nest or young, though.

Date: Sunday, June 6, 1999 -- 9:00/9:45 AM
Location: Vesper Ln - Petersburg, KY
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders:

Better birds:
Red-tailed Hawk; Am Kestrel; 3 calling N Bobwhites; Red-bel Woodpecker; 4 E Phoebe; E Kingbirds; Tree Swallows; N Mockingbirds; Indigo Buntings; Blue Grosbeak, singing from wire alongside of small shed near end of Vesper Ln.; plus usual numbers of Red-wing Blackbirds.

Date: Sunday, June 6, 1999
Location: Indian Creek WMA
Reporter: Olivier Debre
Other Birders: Nein

34 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 3+ Red-headed Woodpeckers, 1 male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Date: June 5,1999 8:30-10:30 P.M.
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Paul Wharton
Other Birders:

Having not seen or heard the Henslow's the last 4 or 5 times out, I tried a different time-just before dark- and heard at least 3 birds. They started calling at 8:55 and continued sporadically until 9:25. 1 Black-crowned Night Heron was seen flying into the large marsh just after sunset- I couldn't tell if it was in adult plumage or not. Willow Flycatchers, Mosquitos, and ticks were especially thick tonight. 4 Dickcissels were again seen and heard along the farm road leading into the marsh, but no bitterns or rails were heard.??? As I stood along the road near the bathouse, a family of 6 young mink came out of the cattails and actually sniffed my shoes- maybe their close relation to skunks attracted them to my shoes!

Date: June 3, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders: Cathy & Ray Stephens

1 parking lot down from Bowls? Woods.

1 Scarlet Tananger, and a male and female Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Date: June 3, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders: Cathy & Ray Stephens

1 parking lot down from Bowls? Woods.

1 Scarlet Tananger, and a male and female Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Date: 5/29/99, Sat., approx. 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: not with me, see previous report by Olivier Debre

Delayed report, no internet access at home...yet.
Highlights only.
Savannah Sparrow-1, farm road west of bike trail, near tractor
Grasshopper Sparrow-3+, 3 singing and seen, possibly one more, close to and west of intersection of farm road and bike trail
Horned Lark-2, still singing and flight display over field and farm road west of bike trail, first seen displaying there 4/11/99
Great Egret-2, one roosting in trees opposite observation platform at approx. 7:00 am. Both in tree near platform 9:00 am - about 10:30 am. Also feeding in marsh.
Am. Coot-3
Blue-winged Teal-1
Bell's Vireo-1, heard and seen easily at 8:00 am, 9:15 am and about 10:45 am. Same location as previous report along bike trail beyond entrance to observation platform between right and left turn of bike trail.

Date: June 3, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Jay Mager
Other Birders:

This morning, I noticed that there were now 4 singing male Dickcissels just north of where the tractor is parked along the service road. I also banded a female Mourning Warbler that I netted in the strip of brush/trees just E of the viewing gazebo north of Baughman (sp?) Rd. Bell's Vireo is still singing in same spot.

Date: Wed., June 2, 1999 : 4:00-4:50 PM
Location: my backyard
Reporter: Granville Carey
Other Birders: nieghbors

Uncommon activity in backyard this afternoon. For first time in over 8 years, Rusty Blackbirds (8) were in
backyard - foraging beneath platform feeder.

About this same time, observed an adult male Hairy Woodpecker obtaining suet from one of my basket feeders, feeding a juvinal male. Also nesting House Sparrows, Song Sparrows and Starlings were out in force - also feeding their young from the ground under the platform feeder and from the feeder itself. Later a female Hairy WP was observed feeding a young male Hairy from the same suet basket reported earlier. By the faint redness on the forehead of the juvinal, I am assuming that it was the previous bird being fed by the male.

Quite an uncommon afternoon.

Date: 6/2/99
Location: Rt. 8 (KY side) across from Beckjord Power Plant - New Richmond, OH
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: NKU students

Two black and two turkey vultures flying back and forth between Ohio and Kentucky sides. Black Vulture pair suspected of nesting on Kentucky side of river. Viewed from private property with permission.

Date: June 2, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Jay Mager
Other Birders:

BELL'S VIREO still singing in same area along bike trail; however, I did find a singing male DICKCISSEL west of the bike trail just north of the park access road (running E-W) and one female BOBOLINK in the same area.

Date: Monday, June 1st, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands (What a surprising location, eh?)
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No

Near the parking lot, I witnessed an interesting courtship (?) behavior involving two Cedar Waxwings (there were actually quite a lot of them around):
both standing on the same branch, one of them had just come with an insect in its beak, and had landed near its counterpart. Then, it made two steps aside, then two step towards the other one, which took the insect, and did the same pattern: hop-hop, hop-hop, smack, then the first one: hop-hop, hop-hop, smack... This lasted for a couple of minutes (the insect was certainly reduced to some nasty form of ground meat, but they didn't really care!) Very nice.
Also of note: 2-3 Grasshopper Sparrows (one of them lenghtly observed, the others invisible) in the field east of the lake.

Date: May 31, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest/Wetlands
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Nancy Schaffer

There was a Worm-eating Warbler singing along the "Badlands" trail. A Louisana Waterthrush was singing from the edge of the lake on the Timberlakes trail. The Bell's Vireo was very active, foraging and singing at 10:30 am among the locust trees 'round the bend from the observation platform.

Date: Sunday, May 30, 1999
Location: Miami-Whitewater, forest and wetlands
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Hank & Lynette Armstrong, Neill Cade (wetlands only)

Least Bittern (1), Great Egret (3), Green Heron, Hooded Merganser (1 chick, Neill only), Cooper's Hawk, Northern Bobwhite, Purple Gallinule (1, same place), American Coot (3), Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo (1, same place), Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Horned Lark (2), Purple Martin, Bank Swallow, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing (several, including one nest under construction near the observation blind), Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Ovenbird, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Scatlet Tanager, Grasshopper Sparrow (at least 2, probably 3+), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male, near the pit toilets at the upper end of Bowles Woods), Eastern Meadowlark (carrying food), Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole (including female at nest).

Date: Saturday, May 29, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: Not with me

2 Great Egrets alternating between the lake and the dead trees in front of the platform; 3 White-tailed Sandpipers flying east of the lake over the trail

Date: 28 May 1999 8:00 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Jeff Hays
Other Birders:

1 Purple Gallinule 5 Great Egret's 4 American Wigeon

Date: 05-28-99
Location: MWF wetlands
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

A Bell's Vireo was found singing this morning at the Miami Whitewater Wetlands.
The bird was found just past the first bend in the bike trail past the observation deck. It was located on the left side of the trail. Once you round the first bend you will see anothe bend in the trail, the birds was seen between the two bends. I hope that helps. Good luck.

Date: 5/26/99
Location: Highland County, OH
Reporter: KC
Other Birders: Northern Saw Whet Owl

Today we discovered that there are two babies in the nest. The parents have been very responsive to our attempted calls. The babies have been peeking out of the nest hole and are very curious. They watch every move we make but do not seem to be afraid. We were able to get as close as 4-5 feet from one of the parents.

Date: Wednesday, May 26
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No, but... read under

I was out for a quiet evening, but it rather was a caucus at the platform. I had been there when came a family with two VERY LIVELY children, which decided the platform was a very good place to talk extensively, with what I refer to as a "booger". This means that after the family finally left the place, the last one remained, and started talking, and talking, and asking questions, and so on... Hence, the term "booger": once you've one in your hands, it's hard to get rid of it.
NOW, about birds (no need to mention that everyting near the platform flew away or hid in great anxiety): a Great Egret flying over me, the female Hooded Merganser with two chicks, no Gallinule.
Next time, I go there at 3 am.
Peace on earth...

Date: 5.26.99
Location: dam on millcreek below Hopple st bridge
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

5 black crownded night herons, several mallards woodducks, canada geese

Date: 5/23/99, 10:00am - 12:30 pm
Location: northeast of C. J. Brown Reservoir Area, grasslands
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Not much long grass left in this location. Quite a lot of the hay has already been cut and baled in this area. Foggy early, cleared up by about 10am.
Bobolink-2, both males singing and/or displaying and seen; 1 on Grant Rd. just north of Yeazel Rd., on grassy hill behind horse pens, heard, seen with binoculars and scope, not near road; 1 on Hodge Rd., approx. 0.35 mi. north of Yeazel intersection, in fenced grassy area opposite first farm on left, closer to road.

Vesper Sparrow-2, both singing; both on Hodge Road. 1 about 0.1-0.2 mi. north of Yeazel intersection, soybeans planted on left, but plants are very small. 1 about 0.8 mi. north of Yeazel intersection, between Thornhill Farm and Spring Valley Farm, where there are fences close to the road on each side, and soybeans planted on both sides, seen singing from fence along road on left. Have found Vesper Sparrow before in other states in tilled, planted agricultural fields.

Savannah Sparrow-5 at separate locations along same roads.

Date: 5/22/99, 8:00 or 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetland/Shaker Marsh
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman lehmanjg@PG.com>
Other Birders:

Birds of Note:
Pileated, Hairy, Downy, Red-bellied, Woodpecker, and Flicker, Great Cr. Flycatcher-4, E. Wood Peewee-1, Wood Thrush-3, Swainson's Thrush-12, Yellow-thr. Vireo-1, Solitary Vireo-1, Red-eyed Vireo-4, Tennessee Warbler-12, Nashville Warbler-4, Yellow Warbler-2, Magnolia Warbler-5, Yellow-r. Warbler-25, Black-thr. Green Warbler-4, Blackburnian Warbler-2, Yellow-thr. Warbler-1, Chesnut-sided Warbler-1, Bay-breasted Warbler-8, Blackpoll Warbler-1, Palm Warbler-1, Ovenbird-1, Kentucky Warbler-1, hooded Warbler-1, Am . Redstart-3, B. Oriole-4, Scarlet Tanager-6, Summer Tanager-1, Rose-br. Grosbeak-7, Indigo Bunting-5

Date: 5/8/99, 6:30-7:30 am
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Migration of note:
Swainson's Thrush-2, Warabling Vireo-2, Prothonotary Warbler, Tennessee Warbler-1, Nashville Warbler-1, Yellow Warbler-6, Magnolia Warbler-1, Bay-breasted Warbler-1, Am. Redstart-2

Date: 5/18/99
Location: Grandparents' yard in Anderson Township (Hamilton County).
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Highlights by ear mostly: 2 Blackpoll, 1 Bay-breasted, 2 Tennessee, 1 pewee. (Note: the annual Cape May Warblers were not present today in their Norway Spruce trees).

Elsewhere: About 7am in Alexandria, KY a ring-billed gull was in the Thriftway parking lot.

Date: 5/17/99
Location: Withrow Nature Preserve 8:10am to 9:10am.
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: No.

Highlights include 12 Indigos, 1 Canada, 1 Wilson's, 2 Kentucky, 2 Ovenbird, 2 Blue-wing, 4 C. Yellowthroat, 10 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Wood Thrush and 1 Summer Tanager.

Date: 5/14/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget Brinkman

Highlights: Both orioles at the lake, Baltimores building a nest. At Bowles woods, at least 4 hooded warblers, several cerulean (estimated at least 15 the whole day), Kentucky, Ovenbird, Nashville, Redstart. Parcours trail: Pileated nest, N. Parula, YT warbler, La. Waterthrush, Red-eyed and Yellow-thr. Vireos, Both tanagers, Veery, Swainson's and Wood Thrushes.

Date: May 15th 1999
Location: Southern Adams County
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

I birded my grandfathers property friday for about an hour and a half and came up with 5 Kentucky Warblers, a Magnolia, and Prarie Warbler. Also several Ovenbirds. Thrushes seen were Wood, Swainson's, and Grey cheeked. The only Vireos I found we Red eyed and they were very abundant.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Darlene Sadler
Other Birders: George Sadler

Add to Mike Busam's list for Saturday--Canada and Nashville warblers.

Date: May 16, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Mark Stephens

1 Mourning Warbler near bridge east of Hamilton Center, 6 Willow Flycatchers, 2 Prothonotary, 1 Black & White Warbler, 2 screech owl young (adults not seen).

Date: May 15, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Cincinnati Bird Club May Field Trip

Highlights: 4 Screech Owls--2 adults and 2 "downy" young, in a silver maple along the canal. 4 YB Cuckoo, Warblers: Tennessee, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-throated, Palm, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Prothonotary, Common Yellowthoroat, Hodded, Wilson's. Also, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, 2 Willow Flycatchers, and a number of Orchard and Baltimore Orioles and 1 female ruby-throated hummer.

Date: 5/16/99 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: East Fork State Park, BBS Territory #17, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights:
Birds not on last week's list-- W Duck, BW Hawk, N Bobwhite, L Flycatcher, YB Flycatcher, GW Warbler, Canada Warbler, Mourning Warbler.

New Nests: RB Woodpecker, BG Gnatcatcher, C Chickadee, T Titmouse, W Thrush, WE Vireo, YB Chat, C Ythroat, E Towhee, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, N Cardinal, A Goldfinch

Date: 16 May 1999
Location: MWF wetlands and Bowles Woods
Reporter: Steve Pelikan
Other Birders:

More 'late season' migrants:
Alder Flycatcher (wetlands, recording) and
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Bowles Woods). All in all, a great weekend for flycatchers!

Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No

Hooded Merganser: 1 female with 3 youngs (non flying plumage)

Date: 15 May 1999
Location: Mt Airy
Reporter: Steve Pelikan
Other Birders:

Mourning Warblers, A Connecticut and an Olive-sided Flycatcher were pretty good evidence of how far advanced the season is.

Date: May 15
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Morris Sandvig
Other Birders:

3 Willow Flycatchers, 4 semipalmated plovers, both orioles, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler.

Date: May 10, 99
Location: Mt. Storm
Reporter: Denis Conover
Other Birders:

Baltimore orioles in trees at top of hill at Mt. Storm park in Cincinnati

Date: 5/8/99 6:45AM-12:15PM
Location: East Fork State Park, BBS Territory 17, Clermont Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Barred Owl, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flyca, Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Blue-winged Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Prothonotary Warbler, Ovenbird, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.

Date: 5/9/99 1:30-3:00 PM
Location: Oxbow Region, Dearborn Co., IN
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, American Crow, Horned Lark, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-wing, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Blue-winged Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.

Date: 5/9/99 6:40AM-1:00PM
Location: Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve, Boone Co., KY
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Erick, Lynnette, and Hank Armstrong; Jason Cade

Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Broad-winged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Worm-eating Warbler, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow.

Date: 5/9/99
Location: Spring Valley W.A.
Reporter: Linda Mathews
Other Birders: John Mathews

Most interesting sightings: Wood ducks, blue-winged tail, common moorhen, green heron, Baltimore oriole (male and female nesting), orchard oriole (male), spotted sandpiper, great crested flycatcher, least flycatcher, nesting hairy woodpecker, many yellow warblers (some nesting), prothonotary warblers (2). Also heard but did not see soras.

Date: 5/9/99
Location: Reed Hartman HWY
Reporter: Lance Bastian
Other Birders:

Anyone interested in seeing a partial albino Canada goose? Usually along Reed Hartman Hwy. in front of big HQ building; across the street from Blue Ash airport. The bird is white up to its neck. The neck and head are the normal coloring. He's been there about a month now; today he was stopping traffic on the highway. There are also new goslings in this area.

Date: 5/7/99
Location: Winton Woods-Harbor area
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

OK, I got a good extremely close look at the white goose wandering around the harbor. It was sitting on the shore sleeping and let me sit just 5 ft away and admire it for several minutes. The color layout of it's feathers is extremely close to a snow goose, as is the color of the legs and beak. The beak appears slightly fatter than that of a canada goose. This could very well be some form of albino or white phase canada goose; it does have blue irises. It's call was very close to that of the canada geese around. It could be something domestic that escaped, but it has no band on it's leg. Anyways other birds today included a beautiful pair of kingfishers in the submerged woods across from the harbor, and endless warblers and gnatcatchers west of Winton road along with a GB Heron.

Date: 5/6/99 8:00-10:00 AM
Location: Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

Highlights: H Woodpecker, GC Flycatcher, E Kingbird, RC Kinglet, BG Gnatcatcher; Thrushes--A Robin, E Bluebird, Swainson's, Veery, Wood; Vireos--Blue-headed, Red-eyed, Warbling, White-eyed; Warblers--Bay-breasted, Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Blackpoll, Cerulean, Chestnut-sided, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, Kentucky, Nashville, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Palm, Pine, Tennessee, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated; both tanagers, B Oriole, I Bunting, RB Grosbeak

These birds were seen along the road to, and in the glade surrounding, Pine Ridge Lodge.

Date: 5/6/99
Location: Winton Woods-near harbor
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

OK, this is the second time I've seen this bird. It's the size of a canada goose and interacts with them, but otherwise fits the description of a snow goose! Must be something domestic, but certainly an eyecatcher. On a side note, the lower hike bike trail (area west of Winton Rd) has been swarming with song birds. I've had prothonotary, blue winged, yellow, and a few other warblers. There's also zillions of blue-grey gnatcatchers. I found one pair with it's nest. If you head down the trail almost to where it is cut off by a yellow fence for construction (or destruction as the case may be) there's lots of trees with horizontal branches over the path. One of these branches has a small neatly constructed nest of apparently mud and soft plant matter. Inside there's a gnatcatcher incubating young and it's mate is floating around hunting and singing.

Date: 5/2/99
Location: Gilmore Pond, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

birds of note: 2-Spotted Sandpiper, 5-Solitary Sandpiper, 1-Lesser Yellowlegs, 8-Least Sandpiper, 1-Swainson's Thrush, 3-Warbling Vireo, 3-Prothonotary Warbler, 3-Orchard Oriole, 2-No. Oriole. Yellow Warblers and Common Yellowthroats

Date: 5/1/99 addition
Location: Spring Grove Cemetary, woodland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

1-Least Flycatcher

Date: 5/2/99, 8:30 - 930 am
Location: Spring Grove Cemetary
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

birds of note: 2-Great Cr. Flycatcher, 1-Least Flycatcher, 2-House Wren, 2- Brown Thrasher, 4-Wood Thrush, 2-Ruby cr. Kinglet, 4-Solitary Vireo, 1-Red-eyed Vireo,2-Black & white Warbler, 1-Blue-w. Warbler, 1-Tennessee Warbler, 8-Nashville Warbler, 1-Yellow Warbler, 10 Yellow-r. Warbler, 6-Black-thr. Green Warbler, 1 Cerulean Warbler, 1-Blackburnian Warbler, 1-Yellow-thr. Warbler, 2-Com. Yellowthroat, 2 No. Oriole

Date: 5/1/99; 11:00 am - noon
Location: Spring Grove Cemetary, woodland
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

1-Swainson's Thrush, 2-Blue-w. Warbler, 3-Nashville Warbler, 1-Black-thr. Green Warbler, 1-Black & White Warbler, 1-Ovenbird, 1-Hooded Warbler, 1-Summer Tanager (m): all heard, Bl&Wh, Hooded and Sum. Tan. seen.

Date: 5/1/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forrest
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

birds of note:
Shaker Trace Wetland: 8-Blue-w. Teal,3-Lesser Scaup, 1-Ruddy Duck, 6-Sora (2 seen), 1-Commmon Snipe, 1-Solitary Sandpiper, 4 E. Kingbird, 1- House Wren, 4-Catbird, 1-Brown Thrasher, 2 Warbling Vireo, 10 Yellow Warbler, 1- No. Waterthrush, 8-Co. yellowthroat, 2-Yellow-br. Chat, 6-Orchard Oriole, 2- No. Oriole, 1-Indigo Bunting, 5 Chipping Sparrow, 6-Field Sparrow, 5-White-cr. Sparrow, 2 White-thr. Sparrow

road from Tanager Meadow to Prairie: 1- E. Wood-Peewee, 2- Geat Cr. Flycatcher, 1-Acadian Flycatcher, 6-house Wren, 1-Ruby Cr. Kinglet, 1-Hermit Thrush, 8-Wood Thrush, 3-Gray Catbird, 1 Solitary Vireo, 3-Yellow-thr. Vireo, 2-Warbling Vireo, 5-Red-eyed Vireo, 1-Blue-winged Warbler, 5-Nashville Warbler, 1 Yellow Warbler, 21-Yellow-r. Warbler, 15-Black-thr. Green Warbler, 11-Cerulean Warbler, 1-Black & white Warbler, 2-Am. Redstart, 2-Ovenbird, 2-Commmon Yellowthroat, 5-Hooded Warbler, 1-Yellow-thr. Warbler, 2- Scarlet Tanager, 2-Rose-br. Grosbeak, 2 Rufous-s. Towhee

Date: 4/30/99
Location: Madeira, Shawnee Run Rd & west 1 mi. on Camargo
Reporter: Jay G. Llehman
Other Birders:

Evening chorus
13 Wood thrush

Date: 4/25/99
Location: Madiera, Shawnee Run Rd & 1 mi west on Camargo
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

12:00 - 1:30 pm
1-Wood Thrush, 2 Red-e. Vireo, 1 Yellow-r. Warbler, 2 Yellow-thr. Warbler , 1-Prairie Warbler

Date: May 2-5, 99
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

New arrivals at Shawnee Lookout include Eastern Wood-pewees, Acadian Flycatchers , American Redstarts, Swainson's Thrush Blackpoll, Chesnut-sided Warblers, and I banded my first Lincoln's Sparrow of the year on 5-4.

Date: 5/4/99
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

4 yellowlegs, 3 peeps, 3 solitary, 2 S.B. dowitcher, 10 BW teal, 15 mallards 10+ woodducks , 8 GB herons, 50+ D B cormorants , + all the usual stuff

Date: 5/4/99
Location: Indian Creek Wildlife Area (Brown Co.)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

Highlights: 1 Great Egret, 2 pairs of Red-headed Woodpeckers excavating nest holes, 2 Wood Thrushes, 7 Warbling Vireos, 2 White-eyed Vireos, 1 Yellow-throated Vireo, 3 Red-eyed Vireos, 1 Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Meadowlarks, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 3 Baltimore Orioles, 5 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Least Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 4 Spotted Sandpipers, a pair of Blue-winged Teal, Red-tailed Hawk with snake in beak, Warblers = 5 Common Yellowthroats, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat, 1 Nashville Warbler, 1 Black-throated Green Warbler, 1 American Redstart, 2 Yellow Warblers; about a hundred Tree Swallows, a few Barn Swallows, many Canada goslings. In all, 54 species.

Directions: From Rt. 50, drive east through Fayetteville. Just after this town, turn right onto Snowhill Rd. Follow this road to Campbell Rd., turn right. First parking lot on left is for the big lake. Park here, walk up the dike, turn left and stop at the bend. Look out toward the dead trees and you should soon see a pair of red-headed woodpeckers at the nest. The dike circles the lake. It is a worthwhile walk. After birding the lake, continue through Campbell Rd., there are several parking lots with wooded areas and fields. Campbell Rd. runs into Rt. 68 at the other end. An alternate route to get there is to follow Rt. 32 east to Rt. 68, go north and turn right onto Campbell Rd. You will then be going the other way of that just described above. Good birding to all!

Date: 5/3/99
Location: Miami Whitewater wetlands
Reporter: Patti Niehoff
Other Birders:

1 clay-colored sparrow.

It was just off the bike trail, about 30 yards or so from the road, singing away. It definitely had the proper face markings, and I am certain it sang the clay-colored sparrow song.

Date: 5/3/99
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: George Sadler
Other Birders: Darlene Sadler

Yellow, Myrtle, Nashville, BT Green, Wilson's, Redstarts, Palm, Common Yellowthraots, RB Grosbeak, GC Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Phoebe, Pewee, Indigo Bunting, both Orioles

Date: Sunday, May 2, 1999
Location: The Oxbow
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No

1 Black-crowned Night Heron; 1 Solitary Sandpiper

Date: 5/3/99 7:35am to 11:05am
Location: Withrow Nature Preserve
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

VIREOS: 12 red-eyed, 2 blue-headed, 4 warbling and 6 white-eyed. WARBLERS: 12 Nashville, 1 Tennessee, 1 Yellow-throated, 7 black-th. green, 3 b&w, 8 common yellowthroat, 3 blue-winged, 3 ovenbirds, 1 magnolia, 1 blackburnian and 1 Kentucky. FLYCATCHERS: 3 great crested, 1 pewee and 1 phoebe. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: 1 hummer, 11+ swifts, 1 of each oriole, 2 scarlet tanagers, 8 indigo buntings, 3 catbirds, pair of bluebirds nesting, 25+ towhees (including 2 females with nesting material), 20 white-th. sparrows, 1 wood thrush, 14 gnatcatchers (including 1 incubating and 2 building, in addition to nest found 4/29 ), 6 ruby-crowned kinglets. MAMMALS: Long-tailed Weasel running with Eastern Mole in its jaws!, 4 white-tailed deer, gray squirrels. AMPHIBIAN: Gray Tree Frogs calling.

Date: May 2, 1999
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Andy Fix, Sharon Powloski, Bob Kemp

The Common Moorhen is still present. Blue-winged Warblers are a new arrival at Gilmore. A Red Fox wandering down the Symmes Road dike was a nice sight.

Date: May 1st 1999
Location: Milford Ohio (In my backyard)
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

Today was a decent day. Finally found some Thrushes-- Swainson's,Wood. Plus a Veery and some Catbirds. Warblers were limited to Black and White, Yellow rumped,Yellow, and the ever present Blue winged Warblers that are breeding. White crowned Sparrows actually outnumbered White throated today which hopefully means there moving through. Less Blue gray Gnatchers present than the week past and a lot more Indigo Buntings.

Date: 5/1/99
Location: My backyard (North College Hill)
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

A chickadee has chosen to start nesting in the nesting box at the back corner of my yard. Covering the hole and opening the box I was quite surprised to have a chickadee fly out into a near by tree and start squaking. As not to further agrivate the bird I closed the box and walked away without a good look at the contents. The nest was mostly green grass and down, I didn't have time to check on the eggs. Hopefully the mother bird will not abandon the nest, I'll have to keep a distant eye on the box these next few days. If she returns and I see her leaving I might be able to take a quick peek at the brood. I checked the box earlier this week and it was empty, so this bird is quick to build and lay it's eggs! Also of note are morning doves nesting in a tree infront of my house and House sparrows and starlings fighting over the spots in the gutter of my porch. They're throwing each-other's eggs out of their nests, so maybe they'll be good enough to naturally control their population this year. Last winter my feeders were bombarded by both species! Other sightings recently include gold finches in various stages of molting (mostly bright yellow now) and hearing some yellow warblers.

Date: 5/1/99
Location: Crooked Run Nature Preserve, Clermont Co. Ohio
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

Crooked Run Nature Preserve in Chilo, Ohio. (right down from Medahl Dam on the Ohio River). I think this place is a good resting stop over for migrating birds since it is located on the N. bank of the O. River. I had a somewhat good day for being the middle of the day. Birds seen:

lots of Baltimore Orioles
3 Orchard Orioles
1 Tennessee Warbler
3 Blue-Winged Teal
10 Reb-Breasted Mergansers
1 Green Heron
2 Late Winter Wrens -sounded like looked like
lots of House Wrens
1 Blue Winged Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
many Yellow-Rumped Warbler
1 Belted Kingfisher
Large wrath of unID waterfowl like birds on River by Kentucky
Lots of Common Yellowthroats
1 Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
lots of Gray Catbirds
3 Eastern Phoebe
lots of Tree Swallows
1 Red-Tailed Hawk
many T.V.
lots of Chimney Swifts

Heard Birds: Red-Eyed Vireo, Yellow-Throated Vireo, Other Vireos/Warblers?

Date: April 30, 1999
Location: Spring Valley WA & Caesar Creek SP (Furnas-Olgesby Rd.)
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Hank Armstrong

Caesar Creek Highlights: 4 brown thrashers, 2 catbirds, 1 bobwhite, chipping, field, and song sparrows, 3 wood thrush, 1 bluebird, 1 red-shouldered hawk, 2 house wrens, 1 kingbird, 1 white-eyed vireo, 2 yellow warblers, 1 kentucky warbler, 1 ovenbird, common yellowthroats. (34 total species).

Spring Valley highlights: 1 American bittern (from platform, in open!), 8+ soras, 5+ Virginia rails, 6+ house wrens, 3 swamp sparrows, 1 white-crowned sparrow, 1 ruby-crowned kinglet, 12+ blue-gray gnatcatchers, 1 blue-winged teal, 1 solitary sandpiper, 2 yellow-throated, 5 warbling and 2 white-eyed vireos, 1 prothonotary warbler (bike trail), several yellow warblers and common yellowthroats, 3 yellow-throated warblers, E. kingbird and great crested flycatcher, 1 ring-billed gull, 4 rusty blackbirds, 2 Baltimore orioles. (Total 55 species).

Date: 04-29-99 & 04-30-99
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

Add 1 Chestnut - sided Warbler for Thursday the 29th.

04-30-99
I banded a Wilson's Warbler this morning at Shawnee Lookout.

Date: 04-29-99
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I had a Gray-cheeked Thrush on my point counts at Shawnee Lookout this morning. I also caught my first Ruby-throat of the year.

Date: 4/29/99
Location: Gilmore ponds
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

8 yellowlegs, 7pectoral, 10 peeps, 1 semipalm. plover, 5 solitary, 1 ring billed gull. 1P B grebe

Date: 4/29/99
Location: Gilmore ponds
Reporter: Tom Uhlman
Other Birders:

8 yellowlegs, 7pectoral, 10 peeps, 1 semipalm. plover, 5 solitary, 1 ring billed gull. 1P B grebe

Date: April 29, 1999
Location: Calif. Woods NP 1:30pm-2:55pm
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

Later that same day... Time of day makes a difference on the bird diversity: 9 blue-gray gnatcatchers, 3 yellow-throated warblers, 2 yellow-rumped warblers, 1 northern parula, 1 scarlet tanager, 1 least flycatcher, 1 great crested flycatcher, 1 male belted kingfisher (note: nesting sites are along California Junction trail on the portion of the loop closest to the main drive).

Date: April 29, 1999
Location: Withrow Nature Preserve 8:50am to 11:30am
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: None

Highlights: 21 blue-gray gnatcatchers (including one nest and a female collecting fine twigs - for inner lining?), 2 scarlet tanagers, 3 wood thrushes, 6 red-eyed vireos, 1 warbling vireo, 2 indigo buntings, 12 white-throated sparrows, 4 ruby-crowned kinglets, 2 broad-winged hawks, 1 female red-shouldered hawk, 3 barn swallows, 10 chimney swifts, 1 gray catbird, 1 orchard oriole and the following warblers: 5 black-th. green, 2 hooded, 2 cerulean, 1 L. waterthrush, 2 Nashville, 1 GOLDEN-WINGED (heard only - distinctive "bee-bzz-bzz-bzz!"), 2 Kentucky, 1 Wilson's, 1 ovenbird, 1 black-and-white, 4 common yellowthroat, 1 magnolia, and 3 blue-winged.

Date: April 28,1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: None

Don't complain about the rain. I caught the morning rain at the park and thought I was going to have a wash out. Not so! Just as the rain stopped the birds came down. In 20 min. near the Rainger's parking lot I spotted the following species: Orchard & Baltimore Orioles M&F, Summer & Scarlet Tanager, Brown Thrasher M&F, Pine, Black-throated Green, Prarie, Blue-winged, Yellow M&F Warblers, Wood Thrush, Veery, Gray Catbird, Eastern Kingbird and in a little over an hour more a total of 52 species including Yellow-throated and Warbling Vireos, Common Yellowthroat and Nashville Warblers.

Date: 4/28/99 4:45-6:30 PM
Location: McFarlan Woods, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Jason Cade

What a difference a day (and the weather) makes! No fallout, but some good birds nontheless.

Highlights: EW Pewee, L Flycatcher; Thrushes--Wood, Swainson's, Veery, A Robin; YT Vireo, Warblers--Blue-winged, Nashville, Black-and-white, Yellow-rumped, Palm, Prairie, Black-throated Green, Common Yellowthroat; Su Tanager.
46 species total.

Date: April 28th, 1999
Location: Fairfield Backyard
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders:

House Wren briefly seen and singing, if you call that singing.

Black Throated Green, this time insect hunting in saplings less than 50 feet from where I was sitting. Nice looking bird, male.

Nashville Warbler, singing and spotted high up in trees.

Many other warbler types seen and heard around 7PM, but I couldn't positively indentify any.

Date: 4/27/99
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery & McFarlan Woods, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Light rain, open wooded hilltops, and blooming oaks created "fallout" conditions yesterday afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be birding (umbrella in hand) to witness it.

Suffice it to say, of the 80 species I had in 2.5 hours of birding, 21 of them were warblers and 6 were vireos. I easily counted over 200 Yellow-rumped Warblers...more than I've ever seen anywhere, anytime! Frankly, they were making it hard to see (and hear) the "better birds."

There was an impressive array of other neotropical migrants, in combination with winter residents who had yet to make the northbound trek. Most of the birds were low in the trees and shrubs, actively feeding, and actively singing.

One note: I assume most of you know where Spring Grove Cemetery is. The other location, McFarlan Woods, is a sub-unit of Mt. Airy Forest. It is accessed from Westwood Northern Blvd. just NW of its intersection with Montana Ave. in Cincinnati.

Date: April 24, 1999
Location: Oxbow
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

A Snowy Egret, several Great Blue Herons, Ring-bill Gulls, and Double Crested Cormorants.

Date: April 24, 1999
Location: Spring Valley & vicinity
Reporter: Darlena Graham
Other Birders:

Besides the expected good birds, Sora and Virginia Rail, there was an American Bittern in the marsh area. Also 2 Ospreys, a Hermit Thrush, Barred Owl, Yellow-rumped, Prothonatary and Palm Warblers, and Warbling Vireo. A Great Crested Flycatcher and Northern Parula were at the Caesar Creek Gorge.

Date: April 24
Location: Muscatatuck NWR
Reporter: Lance Bastian
Other Birders: Rest of the family

1 SNOWY EGRET, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 1 sora, 1 prothonotary warbler, 2 Palm warblers, 1 yellow warbler, 1 warbling vireo, 2 double-crested corms, 1 osprey

Date: April 26th 1999
Location: Milford OH area
Reporter: Bobby Foppe
Other Birders:

Today I finally saw more than just Yellow rumped! 3 Blue winged Warbler that were singing, 2 Black throated Green which were also singing, 15 Yellow rumped, 2 Palm, a Ovenbird, and finally a female Hooded Warbler. Also nice additions were 2 Scarlet Tanagers and a Orchard Oriole.

Date: April 26th, 1999
Location: Fairfield Backyard
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders:

Indigo Bunting eating weed seeds.

Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999
Location: California Woods NP
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: No

A quick late afternoon visit yielded: Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nutha
Wetlands (phases 2 and 3) - Snipe 4, Solitary Sand. 1, L Scaup 3, BW Teal 6, Shoveler 2, WC Sparrow 4, Sora 2, PB Grebe 4 (26 new species)

Brookville and Bath - G Yellowlegs 40, L Yellowlegs 150, Pectorial Sand. 60, Semipalmated Sand. 1, GW Teal 40, BW Teal 30, Gadwall 2, Shoveler 7, Cooper's Hawk, Cliff Swallow 35 (16 new species)

Total 59 species

Date: 04-21-99
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

New arrivals today at Shawnee Lookout were Wood Thrush , Eastern Kingbird, & Common Yellowthroat.

Date: 4/21/99
Location: Little Miami State Park
Reporter: Rick Dage
Other Birders:

At least 14 "early-bird" Cerruleans at mile marker 11.5! (Along with several cowbirds).

Also:
3 Yellow Warblers, 2 Yellow-throated Warblers high in the Sycamores (Heard but not seen)and an energetic pair of Hairy Woodpeckers at mile marker 12.

Date: April 21,1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: None

The East Fork S.P. is still playing host to a Western Grebe that has been here since Jan. 20th of this year. Other good birds seen today are as follows: White-eyed Vireo 3, Warbling Vireo 8,Warblers; Northern Parula 1, Yellow-rumped 8,Pine 1, Prairie 6, Palm 2, Ovenbird 1, Common Yellowthroat 1, Hawks: Red-shouldered 2, Broad-winged 4, Red-tailed 2,Cooper's 1. I was birding the south side of the park while Dave was on the north. In the area near the church there are two small ponds where I spotted my first of the year Eastern Kingbird.

Good birding to you all! Hank

Date: 4/21/99 11:45am to 1pm
Location: East Fork - North side
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Osprey flying over the pond just west of Half Acre Road and adjacent to the North side of Rt. 32.
In Block #3 of breeding bird survey (north of Horseman's parking lot, across the road) - 1 blue-winged warbler, 3 prairie warblers, 1 white-eyed vireo, 2 gnatcatchers and some usual permanent residents. In block #5 (east of Horseman's parking lot, same side of road), I heard another prairie warbler. Approaching T-storm limited my time in field, which was spent primarily in block #3.

Yesterday at NKU, I had 4 chimney swifts, 2 barn swallows, and 2 rough-winged swallows (pair holding a territory at Lake Inferior - the pond behind the Fine Arts building).

Date: 04-20-99
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I had a Yellow-throated Vireo on my point counts this morning at Shawnee Lookout.
Some other birds seen and heard were Black-throated Greens, Northern Parulas, Louisiana Waterthrush, House Wrens, Blue-headed Vireo, and a good number of Yellow-throated Warblers.
I also banded a Yellow-throated warbler his morning.

Date: 4-18-99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest
Reporter: Rick Dage
Other Birders: Jay Stenger (Trip Leader)

Sharp-Tailed Sparrow
(Similar to LeConte's)

Date: 4/19/99
Location: MT Airy Forest
Reporter: TOm Uhlman
Other Birders:

Broad winged hawk

Date: 4-20-99
Location: Fairfield Backyard
Reporter: Mark Stephens
Other Birders:

Black Throated Green Warbler was singing and flying between upper branches of White Ash. Seemed to be interested in insects flying around White Ash blooms.

Date: 4-17-1999
Location: Spring Valley, Ceasar's Creek, etc
Reporter: Erich Baumgardner
Other Birders: Jerry Lipper, Harry Dressler

Spring Valley - at least 3 Soras calling, 1 Virgina Rail, 1 Green Heron, 100+ Blue-Winged Teal, 100+ Coots, 10+ PB Grebe, several Woodies, Swamp Sparrows, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, B Kingfisher, B Thrasher...

Ceaser's Creek - another Sora calling, 10 BW Teal, a pair of GW Teal, a pair of Shovelers, Wood Ducks, two DC Cormorants in flight, BG Gnats...

Farm Pond on RT 63 - a pair of Buffleheads, a lesser Scaup, and more BW Teal.

Lots of rain, wind, and surprisingly many birders.

Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Oxbow, Inc. field trip

Lots of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a White-eyed Vireo, and several Yellow-rumped Warblers, Yellow-throated Warblers, and Northern Parulas.

Lost Bridge had Wood Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Tree, Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows.

Date: 18 Apr 99
Location: Ben D Farm, Kenton co., KY
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders: Patti Niehoff

Our first Warbling Vireo was singing away, and a Green Heron was by a pond.

Date: 4/17/99
Location: Loveland, OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders:

a flock of Chimney Swift (20+) were flying over the town. Also a lot of waterfowl flying around.

Date: 17 Apr 99
Location: Doe Run Lake, Kenton Co, KY
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders: Linda Altevers, Greg Cunningham, Gayle Pille

We saw 1 Prothonotary Warbler along the stream above the lake. Also, we saw or heard several Hermit Thrushes, and a Winter Wren was singing in the rain.

Date: April 16,1999
Location: Lost Bridge ( just up river from Shawnee Lookout Park)
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

4 Forster's Terns.These birds were seen from area next to bridge,they were flying up and down the river and seemed to be enjoying the wind we had today.

Date: 4/16/99
Location: Withrow NP
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

An ovenbird and a common nighthawk were nice additions to an otherwise dreary day. Also, one yellow-throated warbler and 8 gnatcatchers. Yesterday I heard a brown thrasher and found two swamp sparrows. Two golden-crowned kinglets still lingering.

Date: 4-14-99
Location: Loveland Park
Reporter: Susanne
Other Birders:

Pileated Woodpecker, very nice examplar, about 100 yards from me at 8:45am. Since I'm not very educated in birdwatching I couldn't decided wether it was a male or female. But definitly a sight you don't want to miss.

Date: 04-15-99
Location: Harrison ,Oh Whitewater Township
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I saw a Merlin this afternoon flying north across Simonson Rd. The bird was dive bombing and chasing what looked like a small flock of Horned Larks.
I was also told of a Gray Catbird spotted at the Miami Whitewater Wetlands today.

Date: 4/13/99
Location: NKU campus
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Four rough-winged swallows.

Date: 4/11/99
Location: Miami Whitewater Forrest
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders:

Total Species: 53, includes 4 woodpeckers
The most interesting birds:
Shaker Marsh Area
Wood Duck 12
Bl. w. Teal 26
No. Shoveler 8
Ring n. Duck 1
Lesser Scaup 2 (m, f)
Hooded Merganser 2 (f)
Peregrine Falcon 1
Sora 2 (heard)
Common Snipe 12
Eastern Phoebe 1
Horned Lark 3 (3 spots,flight display)
Tree Swallow 10
E. Bluebird 3
Brown Thrasher 8
Am. Pipit 1
Palm Warbler 1
Rufous-s. Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 14
Dark-eyed Junco 1

Peregrine Pt to prairie
Barn Swallow 1
Blue-Gr. Gnatcatcher 7
E. Bluebird 2

Tanager Meadow
Yellow-throated Warbler 1



Date: 4/14
Location: Gilmore Ponds
Reporter: George Sadler
Other Birders: Darlene Sadler

BW Teal, Am Coots, PB Grebe, W Ducks, Solitary Sandpiper, C. Yellowthroat, BG Gnatcatcher, WT Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, RW swallow, Tree swallow, Green Herons, GB Herons, E. Phoebe

Date: 04-13-99
Location: MWF Strimple Rd. Area
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

Prairie Warblers and White-eyed Vireos have returned to the retention basin area along Strimple Rd at Miami Whitewater Forest.

Date: April 13, 1999 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Combining lunch and birding is a good way to diet! Today's highlights: 2 GH Owl (ad. & imm.), all Picidae except RH, both kinglets, 2 W Wren (singing & calling), 2 H Thrush, 1 BH Vireo, 1 N Parula, 8 YR Warbler, 3 YT Warbler, 1 Pine Warbler. 38 species in 30 minutes!

Date: 13 Apr 99
Location: Burnet woods
Reporter: David Styer
Other Birders:

Here is an update on arrival on my burnet woods April-May inventory.
2 Apr: 1 Brown Thrasher, 1 Fox Sparrow
5 Apr: 2 Yellow-b. Sapsuckers, 1 Rough-w. Swallow, 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1 Pine Warbler, 2 Chipping Sparrows
7 Apr: 1 E. Phoebe, 1 Winter Wren, 2 Hermit Thrushes
9 Apr: 1 Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 Ruby-c. Kinglets, 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, 1 N. Parula (Steve Pelikan had 1 in his yard in North College Hill the same day)
13 Apr: 1 Black-and-white Warbler, 1 Black-throated Green Warbler

Date: April 14, 1999
Location: East Fork SP
Reporter:
Other Birders: none

After not seeing the Western Grebe in the lake since Marsh 26, I was very muched surprised to spot it at the foot of the saddle dam this morning in the company of a Common Loon. An Osprey flew over the lake at the same time of my sighting of the grebe.

Date: April 11, 1999 9:45AM-12:15PM
Location: Mitchell Memorial Forest, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights: 1 RS Hawk, 1 RT Hawk, 1 Winter Wren, both kinglets, 25+ BG Gnatcatcher (2 nesting), 1 Blue-headed Vireo (singing); Warblers-- Orange-crowned, Pine, Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated. 46 species total.

Date: April 11,1999
Location: Shawnee Lookout Park
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

3 Red-Tailed Hawks and 20 D.C.Cormorants flying over trail.Seen on trail 1 Eastern Kingbird and 1 White-Eyed Vireo. Also seen Ruby-Crowned Kinglet,Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher,R.S.Towhee.

Date: Saturday, April 10
Location: Hueston Woods State Park
Reporter: Olivier DEBRE
Other Birders: Friends

Acton Lake almost empty, except a pair of Surf Scoters, an unidentified Grebe, Mallards, Canada Geese, Bonaparte's Gulls

Date: Saturday April 10, 1999 @ 9am - Noon.
Location: Cincinnati Nature Center
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: CNC bird walk - my wife, Bridget, and 9 others.

Nests found: Building stage - Cardinal, blue jay, white-br. nuthatch; Incubation stage - 5 Canada Goose nests.

Migrants: Well in excess of 100 yellow-rumped warblers, 3 ruby-crowned kinglets, 1 golden-crowned kinglet heard, 2 gnatcatchers heard, Louisiana waterthrush heard in distance near Far Ridge Trail entrance.

Other birds: Eastern Towhee (seen through scope, enjoyed by beginners), Woodpeckers frequent included downy, hairy (through scope!), red-bellied, flicker, heard pileated a few times. Also the usual chickadees, titmice, carolina wren (pair probably nesting near Rowe bldg.), crows, cowbirds (boo!!!), molting goldfinches at feeders as well as a white-throated sparrow and a dark-eyed junco.

Date: 4/10/99
Location: Winton Woods 5:30-8:00 PM
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders: Robert W. Ruedisueli

Well, the snow goose was gone. In the lower hike-bike area we did see a blue-grey gnatcatcher and heard a eastern blue bird, a RT Hawk, and what I'm thinking was a yellow warbler. Up by West Fork Damn we had lots of Canada Geese on the main lake. In the fields we found 5 Meadowlarks. At the settling ponds there were shovelers, killdeer, mallards, wood ducks, C Geese, and 3 GB Herons.

Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999
Location: Ohio Brush Creek, Adams Co.
Reporter: Ned Keller
Other Birders: Kathy McDonald

We found our first Prairie Warbler of the year. Also, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Date: 4/10/99
Location: East Fork SP (Dam area)
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: Several

Ruby - Crowned Kinglet 2, Many GC Kinglet, 2 N. Rough-Winged Swallows
2 Barn Swallows - My first of the year
Many Tree Swallows nesting in boxes
Many E. Bluebirds " " "
Many Fld. Sparrows, Song Sparrows
Many T.V., Many Meadowlarks, RW Blackbirds, Grackles, BH Cowbird
Am. Goldfinch - bunch (most males were all yellow), 2 mallard, lots of Canada Geese, 2 Gull (too far away to see from where I was -looked like Ring-Billed)
1 Un-IDed duck sp. (too far) in the middle of the lake (only WF I seen
on lake), 1 GB Heron, 2 B. Kingfisher
Downy, RB, Pil. Woodpeckers
1 House Wren, many C. wren, Many Robins
1 SS Hawk, 1 RT Hawk, some E. Towhee
Common birds

I thought I may have heard a Yellow Warbler, but not for sure.

Date: 4/10/99 10:30-11 AM
Location: Winton Woods
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders:

A beautiful snow goose was floating around on Winton Woods lake just across from the parking lot at Hammel Pond. Also seen were mallards, C. Geese, wood ducks, chickadees, gold finches, a red bellied woodpecker, and a King Fisher who was just chattering away.

Date: March 10 - March 23
Location: Out of Country Birds!! China
Reporter: Jay G. Lehman
Other Birders: None

If you are ever near this location.......

Spent the period, March 8 through March 23 on a business trip to China. Didn't have time for formal birding trips, and didn't have room for binoculars, but saw birds anyway.

Hong Kong
Black-eared Kite (flying right outside my hotel window, 33rd floor)

Beijing
Magpie
Blue Magpie
Carrion Crow
Tree Sparrow

Great Wall
Great Tit (great combination!!)
Eurasian Nuthatch

Guangzhou (Canton)
Magpie Robin
Crested Bulbul
Japanese White-eye

Date: April 9,1999
Location: Gilmore ponds
Reporter: Frank Frick
Other Birders:

Tree,Barn,and Rough-Winged Swallows and Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.

Date: 4/09/99
Location: Over Luncan Airport
Reporter: Joe Bens
Other Birders:

5 Chimney Swifts. First of the year

Date: April 8, 1999 10:30-10:45 AM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights: All woodpeckers except RH, 1 B Creeper, 2 W Wren, both kinglets (5 GC, 2 RC), 3 BG Gnatcatcher, 1 H Thrush, 1 Pine Warbler, 12+ C Sparrow.

Date: April 8, 1999
Location: Union Center Blvd, near Becket Ridge
Reporter: Mike Busam
Other Birders: Assorted Hard Working Commuters

A dead Wild Turkey lying in the field just off of Union Center Boulevard this evening struck me as a little unusual, and interesting. Traffic was crawling, so this wasn't a 45 MPH sighting of a spent garbage bag, etc. I believe I really saw it! I assume the poor thing will still be there tomorrow morning; if it is, I'll double check to make sure I wasn't hallucinating--again. ;)

Date: 4/8/99
Location: Stonelick SP, Clermont Co. OH.
Reporter: Donald Morse Jr.
Other Birders: Dad

1 E. Phoebe, 2 Rough-winged Swallow, 1 B. Kingfisher, Assortment of Picidae (No RH, Pil.), lots of Mallard, Lots of T.V. - some on roost, lots of Fld. Sparrows, 1 RS Hawk, some E. Meadowlark, lots of Canada Geese, lots, lots, lots of RS/E Towhees, some killdeer, 2 Barred Owl, and common reg. birds. Last week, there were 6 Wood Duck, 2 RS Hawk, 1 GB Heron, 1 AM Kestrel.

Date: April 7,1999
Location: Miami Whitewater Wetlands,Hamilton Co., Oh
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: none

Missed the Virginia Rails but found 56 Common Snipe and 12 Pectoral Sandpipers in the mud just east of the large lake. The burnt over field east of the mud area had Killdeer, Savanah(3) and Vesper(1) Sparrows. Over the lake were Tree Swallows with first of the year for me BARN SWALLOW. I then drove up to Bath In., just a few miles west of Oxford, Oh. where I spotted over 400+ Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Greater and 5 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Date: 4/7/99 @ 11:30 am to 12:15 pm.
Location: Calif. Woods
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

Migrants: 2 YT Warbler, 3 BG Gnatcatcher, 1 L. Waterthrush. Lingering winter residents: WT sp, DE junco (1 ea.). Nesting birds: C. Chickadee (building), RB wp (pair heard near nest). A few cowbirds present :( .

Date: April 5, 1999 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders: Kim, Jason, and Marcus Cade

We took a driving/walking tour, mostly for the flowering trees (cherry, pear, weeping cherry, magnolia), shrubs (forsythia, star magnolia) and wildflowers (bluebells, anemone, trout lily, etc.) But since this is a birding forum...
Highlights: Nesting waterfowl (C Goose, W Duck, Mallard), 1 SS Hawk, nesting woodpeckers (N Flicker, Red-bellied, Pileated, Downy), 2 W Wren (calling), 4 GC Kinglet, 1 H Thrush, 1 Pine Warbler, 4 C Sparrow, 6 WT Sparrow, 10+ DE Junco.

Date: 040499 & 040599
Location: Shawnee Lookout
Reporter: Lester Peyton
Other Birders:

I had my first Blue-gray Gnatcatcher of the year at Shawnee on the 5th.
I had Purple Martins on the 4th. The Martins were heard calling over head.

Date: April 4, 1999 7:00-11:00 AM
Location: Miami Whitewater Forest & Wetlands, Hamilton Co., OH
Reporter: Neill Cade
Other Birders:

Highlights: 1 A Bittern (pumping), 50+ GW Teal, 30+ BW Teal, 3 G Scaup, 15+ L Scaup, 12 R Duck (courting), 2 V Rail (grunting), 2 L Ylegs, 1 Sol. Sandpiper, 8+ Pec. Sandpiper, 50+ C Snipe, 40+ H Lark, 1 B Thrasher, 3 Sav. Sparrow, 1 Fox Sparrow. 68 species.

Date: 4/3/99
Location: I-75 from Cincinnati to Lima, OH
Reporter: Jonathan P. Ruedisueli
Other Birders: my entire family

It's hard to spot and ID birds at 65 MPH but here goes:

~30 Turkey Vultures, several large flocks of mixed blackbirds, ~50 Canada Geese, 22 Mallards, 8 Kestrels, 2 Sharpies, 1 RT Hawk, lots of Mourning Doves, and 2 all-black swan-like creatures; probably some form of domestic waterfowl (were infront of a comercial park). On the return trip we were greated by a wonderful rainbow just before entering Cincy.

Today (4/4) I heard a N. Flicker loudly claiming his territory with both vocal and pounding calls.

Date: April 3, 1999
Location: East Fork S.P.
Reporter: Hank Armstrong
Other Birders: Neill Cade

C. Loon 6, Pied-billed Grebe 8, Horned Grebe 4, C. Goose 12, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, N. Shoveler, Lesser Scaup 30+, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, T.V., Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Coot 60+, Killdeer, Bonapart's Gull 12, Ring-billed Gull 30+, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher 2, Red-bellied, Downy,Hairy Woodpeckers, N. Flicker, E. Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Blue Jay, A. Crow, C. Chickadee, T. Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, C. Wren, E. Bluebird, A. Robin, Brown Thrasher, Louisiana Waterthrush, N. Cardinal, E. Towhee, Field , Song, White T. Sparrows, Dark eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, C. Grackel, Cowbird, House Finch, A. Goldfinch. The Louisiana Waterthrush was singing at the top of it's voice at the bottom of a ravine which we just had to check it out.

Date: Sunday April 4, 1999
Location: Ohio River, OH-KY
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders:

While driving home from work @ 8:15 am (EDST), I noticed a raft of about 40-60 unidentified waterfowl East of the I-275 bridge connecting Campbell Co., Ky with Clermont Co., OH. Some of these were dark birds while others may have had some degree of white in them. I did not have time to stop to take a look. They were almost directly across from Old Coney Island.

Date: Saturday April 3, 1999
Location: California Woods NP @ 8:45 - 9:55 am.
Reporter: David A. Brinkman
Other Birders: Bridget J. Brinkman

Yellow-throated Warbler high in sycamores along stream. Also many woodpeckers including the previously mentioned red-bellied nest. After a brief copulation with the male, the female flew to the nest hole and began removing woodchips. Downy, Hairy and Pileated are also courting at this preserve. The Eastern Phoebe was investigating the nesting shelf on the brown building past the wooden gate. A belted kingfisher was heard, but the wood ducks and the owls were not seen today.

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